Catherine L Wales

1917–before 2011 (Age 94)
Illinois, United States

The Life of Catherine L

When Catherine L Wales was born in 1917, in Illinois, United States, her father, Elmer Ellsworth Wales, was 33 and her mother, Louisa M Williamson, was 35. She lived in Moline, Rock Island, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. She died before 2011, at the age of 93.

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Family Time Line

Elmer Ellsworth Wales
Louisa M Williamson
Virginia M Wales
Catherine L Wales
Tom Wales
Harriet Adele Wales
Bette Lou Wales

Parents and Siblings

    Elmer Ellsworth Wales


    Louisa M Williamson




World Events (8)


Age 0

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1925 · Woman's World's Fair

Age 8

The first Woman's World's Fair was held in Chicago in 1925. The idea of the completely women-run fair was to display the progress of ideas, work, and products of twentieth-century women

Age 25

On December 2, 1942, Enrico Fermi and a small band of scientists and engineers demonstrated that a simple construction of graphite bricks and uranium lumps could produce controlled heat. The space chosen for the first nuclear fission reactor was a squash court under the football stadium at the University of Chicago.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: patronymic from Wale 1.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Katherine Wales in household of Elmer Wales, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Catherine L Wales in household of Louisa N Williamson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Catherine Heinz in entry for Harriet Adele Wales Brightman, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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